The Many Faces of Pay-As-You-Throw

When run correctly, pay-as-you-throw programs can reduce solid waste volume by 50% or more. Everybody knows that this can save towns and cities money, help the environment, and preserve limited municipal resources. However, there are many different ways to do PAYT. Some types of programs work well, and others don’t. Before embarking on a new PAYT program, a community needs to understand the different options. Our Vice President for Municipal Partnerships, Les Evans, walks through the different types of PAYT, and their pros and cons, in this article in the July issue of Waste Advantage magazine.

Best Practices for Pay-As-You-Throw—Understanding the Options

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